The Pharmacy Collection comprises some 2,700 items. Most of this is owned by the Hertfordshire Medical and Pharmaceutical Museum Trust, under the care of the Hitchin Historical Society but loaned to the museum. The reconstructed Perks & Llewellyn pharmacy in the Living in North Herts Gallery is an important part of this collection. The company had grown and distilled lavender in Hitchin from the 1790s; its shop stood in High Street, Hitchin, and closed in 1961.
Blog post tags
activity Ada Lovelace archaeology Arches Gallery Art Baldock behind the scenes Burymead Child-friendly children Children's Toys Christmas Dan Bramall Exhibition henge Hitchin Ickleford Illustration interns John W. Mills Kimprints Kim Raymont Krysia Michna-Nowak Letchworth Garden City museum museums Music Natural History Neolithic Norton Norton Community Archaeology Group Paintings prehistory Prints Rembrandt Roman Science sculpture STEM Technology The Scribbler Toys Vanessa Stone visit Volunteer